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Carrie cast-and-crew reunion fundraiser

Scream Factory and weSPARK are presenting a 40th anniversary cast-and-crew reunion screening of Carrie, the 1976 adaptation of the Stephen King novel, directed by Brian DePalma. The prom-themed event will take place at the Ace Hotel on Friday, October 14 at 8pm, with Piper Laurie, Nancy Allen, William Katt, P.J. Soles, and Paul Hirsch scheduled to be in attendance. Proceeds will benefit weSPARK’s Cancer Support Center.

Tickets are $25 for General Admission (includes Prom-Themed After Party); $75 for Preferred Seating (includes exclusive Carrie poster, the new Scream Factory blu-ray, a photo-op with cast and crew, and the After-Party); and $125 for VIP seating (includes exclusive Carrie Poster, blu-ray disc, photo op, the After-Party, and a PrivatePre-Party).

The Ace Hotel is located 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015. The phone number is (213) 623-3233. The official website is: www.acehotel.com/losangeles.

Get more information from the press release below:

Los Angeles, CA – 40 years ago, visionary filmmaker Brian De Palma helmed the ultimate coming-of-age horror film with Stephen King’s CARRIE, a story both celebrated and revered by cinephiles and ultimate horror fans alike. To celebrate this landmark anniversary of the movie, non-profit cancer support center weSPARK and Theatre at The Ace Hotel, along with home entertainment brand SCREAM FACTORY, will mount a once-in-a-lifetime cast and crew reunion and screening of the brand-new restoration of the film, paired with a 1970s prom-themed party, at the historic Ace Theater in Downtown Los Angeles on Friday, October 14, 2016.

The star-studded cast and crew reunion is set to include Carrie stars Academy Award™-nominated Piper Laurie (The Hustler), Nancy Allen (Dressed to Kill, Robocop), William Katt (The Greatest American Hero), P.J. Soles (Halloween), Academy Award™-winning editor Paul Hirsch (Star Wars: Episode IV) and Casting Director Harriett B. Helberg (The Jazz Singer). The cast will participate in a live Q&A moderated by Bryan Fuller (the creative genius behind NBC’s Hannibal, ABC’s Pushing Daisies and the upcoming series American Gods).

In an effort to raise critical funds for weSPARK Cancer Support Center in which Carrie’s Nancy Allen is Executive Director, the event will see the Ace Theater transformed with prom-themed decor, during which attendees are encouraged to dress in their best 1970s formal attire or favorite character from the film for an opportunity to pose for a photo in a special photo booth and win Best Dressed “Carrie” character Costume contest.

“I want a recount!  I can’t believe “Carrie” is celebrating its 40th Anniversary!  This movie changed my career much like weSPARK has changed my life, and to bring these two worlds together for good, only adds to the specialness of this celebration.” – Nancy Allen, Carrie’s, Chris Hargensen

Tickets to the star-studded screening and Q&A will start at $25, with higher ticket tiers to include Scream Factory’s brand new 2-disc Carrie (Collector’s Edition) Blu-ray release with nearly 3 hours of bonus material, a specially commissioned original poster from a local artist, access to a private VIP pre-reception, and opportunities for photos with cast and crew.

Ticket Tiers:

  • $25 – General Admission including Prom-Themed After Party
  • $75 – Preferred Seating + Exclusive Carrie Poster + New Scream Factory Blu Ray + Photo Op including Prom Themed After-Party (Limited availability)
  • $125 –VIP seating + Exclusive Carrie Poster & Blu-ray + Photo Op with cast/crew including After-Party + Private Pre-Party (Limited availability)

All proceeds will directly benefit weSPARK’s cancer support programs.

About the Film

The first film adaptation of a Stephen King book, Carrie was a box office hit, garnering Academy Award® nominations for the up and coming star Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner’s Daughter), and film veteran Piper Laurie (The Hustler), a rare accomplishment for the horror genre at the time. Featuring the first major film roles for John Travolta, who was then starring in TV’s Welcome Back Kotter, Nancy Allen (Dressed to Kill, RoboCop) and William Katt (The Greatest American Hero), Carrie was also the big screen debut for Amy Irving (Yentl), P.J. Soles (Halloween) and Betty Buckley (Eight Is Enough).

About weSPARK

weSPARK Cancer support center is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for cancer patients in all stages of treatment, as well as their families and friends.

weSPARK offers programs and services that help to alleviate the physical and emotional side effects of a cancer diagnosis.

These critical healing programs provide comfort, knowledge and support and are all free of charge. For more information go to www.wespark.org.

Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.